Happy fall, y’all! Have you heard the word cheugy? It’s a word that the young people are using to poke fun at lifestyle trends of the early 2010’s and at millennials in general. Think “live, laugh, love” signs and #girlboss and pumpkin spice lattes.
It’s a funny sounding work that David and I love to laugh at. Anyway, yesterday was the first day of fall and though we spent it on one last surf day of the season (both girls got in a long run!), I also admired my pumpkins and new, completely cheugy, doormat. It makes me giggle every time I see it. Cheugy or not, it’s staying.
That’s an elaborate story just to say happy fall, yall! Right? (That saying is apparently also cheugy, by the way). But happy fall. I’m hitting up a hot pilates class today and the crisp air is going to feel SO good afterwards. I also planned out our meals for next week, so let’s talk about it-
I’m not in a rut, but I am in a little bit of mental fatigue with thinking up dinners, so I’m taking the easy route next week and planning only dinners I know will get a positive reception. No one talks about the mental load side of being the one in charge of meals, do they? Sure there is the shopping, the prep, and the cooking. But there is also the planning, the remembering to defrost, and the hoping that everyone will eat it without complaint.
So while planning meals for the week, I said to myself, “self, how can we make this upcoming week a little easier for you?” and I responded with- keep it simple. Simple for me means picking dinners I know everyone loves, that I’ve made so many times that they’re almost mindless, and that I already have meat in the freezer for (Butcher Box is offering an Instant Pot promo right now).
Sunday: David’s Famous Chili with cornbread
Monday: Salad, baked potatoes, leftover chili
Tuesday: Marinated Chicken and Noodles with salad
Wednesday: Chicken fajitas with Mexican beans and rice
Thursday: Hamburgers (and burger bowls) with freezer fries and salad
Friday: out to eat
Breakfast: eggs and avocado toast
Lunch: cheese quesadillas, fruit, veggies
- Soccer games
- Set up new computer
- Live music with friends
- Decorate with Halloween decor
- Update Amazon storefront
- Grocery shop and prep
- Plan upcoming blog posts (grocery spending, meals lately, working on gift guides (sounds crazy, doesn’t it?), a few recipes I want to share, and I’m open to requests!)
- Enjoying the fall temperatures that arrived today!
What meals are your easy go to meals? And do you have any things or habits that might be considered cheugy? A few more: jean jackets, “gather” signs, and …brace yourself… loving Disney as an adult. In the words of the iconic Stephanie Tanner… how rude! 😉
Happy weekend, friends!